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“Words That Matter” – Cyprian journalists address local issues through glossary

This article was originally published on the EFJ‘s website. On 10th of July in Nicosia, the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFOM) in cooperation with the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), and three journalist associations, including EFJ affiliates Basin-Sen and Union of Cyprus Journalists,  has published “Words That Matter“, a trilingual glossary […]

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Spain: Press in the Basque country when faced by blatant racism

This article was originally published on the Article19‘s website. During my recent visit to the Basque Country, I was asked to reflect on how the media of a small town should react when residents in a neighbourhood harass a family simply because they are Roma. The town of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the administrative capital of the Basque Country, […]

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Media Against Hate Conference calls for higher ethical standards and less regulation in journalism

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) held the final conference of the 18-month campaign ”Media Against Hate” to counter hate speech in the media in Brussels, on 5-6 March 2018. The conference was attended by around 60 participants from all over Europe including journalists, community media, media regulators, journalists’ unions, IT companies and policymakers. Harlem […]

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EU journalists trained to counter hate speech and manage an online community

The role of the media, the responsibilities of social networks, as well as legal tools and initiatives of civil society organisations to counter hate in the media were the main issues debated during  the workshop organised in Rome on 20 and 21 November 2017, in the framework of the Media Against Hate project. After the introduction by […]

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MAH workshop tackles gender equality and hate speech against female journalists

The third CMFE media literacy workshop part of the Media Against Hate campaign took place at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik in Hamburg on November 23rd – 24th as a pre-event to the first Conference on Migration and Media Awareness. A round table discussion on the topic of “Empowerment and protection of women journalists and media makers” opened the […]

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Manifesto of Venice against gender-based violence

The “Manifesto of Venice”, a manifesto for gender equality and correct information, will be launched on the World Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls, on 25 November 2017. Signed by 800 journalists, including directors of national newspapers in Italy, the manifesto will be launched by the EFJ affiliate in Italy, the Federazione Nazionale […]

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Report shows a “pattern of invisibility” of refugees and migrants in European media

There is a “pattern of invisibility” of refugees and migrants in European media, says the report Changing the narrative: media representation of refugees and migrants in Europe presented on 16 November 2017 at the Brussels Press Club. The report monitored a sample of media on three given days in seven European countries – Greece, Italy, Spain, Serbia, the United Kingdom, […]

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European Parliament: fighting racism and xenophobia in the media

‘Race, racism and xenophobia in a global context III’ was the topic of conversation on 9th November, in a conference organised by Italian Member of the European Parliament (MEP), S&D Cecile Kyenge in collaboration with New York University (NYU). EFJ director Renate Schroeder attended the conference, to speak about the ever more challenging role of journalists in an age of increased racism and hate speech. Opening the […]

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